Evidence of disease and birth defects in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other territories affected by the Chernobyl disaster in 1986
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Summaries of Abstracts from 3rd International Conference: Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident Results of 15-year follow-up studies June 4-8 2001 Kiev Ukraine Official Journal of the Association of Physicians of Chernobyl Special Issue Vol. 3 no 1-2 International Journal of Radiation Medicine 2001 ISSN 1562-1154
(Conference Sponsors: WHO, Association of Physicians of Chernobyl, Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine, Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Ministry of Ukraine of Emergencies and Affairs of Population Protection from the Consequences of Chernobyl Catastrophe, Research Centre for Radiation Medicine of Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, WHO Collaborating Centre, in co-operation with UN Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Chernobyl Programme, UNSCEAR, IAEA, ICRP, Chernobyl Centre for Nuclear Safety Radioactive Waste and Radioecology)
[In this volume abstracts were ordered alphabetically according to name of first author. We have preserved this order. We do not summarise all the abstracts.]

Summaries of Abstracts:

SPREAD OF GASTROENTERIC TRACT DISEASES AMONG THE CLEAN-UP WORKERS OF 1986-1987, SUFFERING FROM ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE Aderikho K. N. Clinical Research Inst. of Rad Med. and Endocrinology Minsk Be.
The spread of gastroenteric tract disease among clean-up workers suffering from IHD is almost 1.8 as much as among people with the same disease but living in "clean" areas of Belarus.

STATE OF HEALTH AND ORGANISATION OF MEDICAL AID TO THE LIQUIDATORS OF CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT CONSEQUENCES WHO LIVE IN THE TOMSK REGION Various authors from Regional Organising Methodological and Rehab Centre "Chernobyl", Siberian State Medical Univ., Dept of Public Health of Aministrations of Tomsk region.
Liquidators' state of health worsened considerably since the accident, high levels of general somatic diseases, morbidity increased more than 17 times between 1991 and 2000. Reason given as pathologic processes in organs and systems initiated by radiation. Diseases of digestive organs, circulatory system, muscular breathing high levels of lesions of nervous and endocrine systemspsychic damage all noted.

PECULIARITIES OF HORMONAL REGULATION OF PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND BONE TISSUE IN CHILDREN BORN AFTER THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT. Antipkin Yu G and Araabskaya L. P Inst. Paed. Obstet. and Gyn of AMS of Ukraine, Kiev
Levels of alpha emitters in foetal teeth from 3 groups of children - children from controlled zone, children of liquidators, children from "clean" zone - associated with anomalies in skeletal growth spurts, hormones and structure of bone tissue.

RADIATION AND CELLULAR IMMUNITY OF UKRAINIAN CHILDREN. DATA FROM THE FIRST AND SECOND STEPS OF DECADE MONITORING (1991-2001) OF IMMUNE SYSTEM OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS EXPOSED TO RADIATION AS A RESULT OF THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT. Antipkin Yu. G, Chernyshov VP Vyhovanets EV Inst. Paed. Obst. and Gyn. of AMS Ukraine Kiev
Differences in composition of peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets between healthy children and those suffering recurrent respiratory diseases may be attributed to long term low dose exposure to radio iodine and radio caesium. Dose dependent thyroid autoimmune disorders in children 8 years after the accident. Abnormal gene expression in irradiated children with thyroid abnormalities. Long term low dose exposure could affect immune system.

PECULIARITIES OF SOMATIC PATHOLOGY FORMATION AND STRUCTURAL-FUNCTIONAL STATUS OF ERYTHROCYTE MEMBRANES OF BELARUSSIAN CHILDREN ... FROM CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT. Abvhacjheva T, Arinchin A Slobozhanina E Research Clinical Inst. for Rad. Med. and Endocrinology Minsk Be, Inst. Photobiology of Belarussian Nat. Acad. of Sci. Minsk
Cohort prospective study showing prevalence of chronic gastritis in Belarussian children now up to 80%. Anomalies in blood pressure, opacity in lens of eyes and other structural functional changes.

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